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The Prep School Council met for the first time on Tuesday to start planning the anti-bullying week in mid-November. Lots of great ideas were agreed by the representatives from Reception to Year 6 and they were asked by Chair, Cody to consult with their various year groups for ideas and suggestions ready for the next meeting.

New officers were elected, including Chair, Cody, Secretary, Megan and Treasurer, Archie.

Wednesday 31 October

EPQ Presentations Begin

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Year 13 students began their EPQ presentations with dissertations having already been submitted and the end in sight. Each student now delivers a 10-minute presentation on their EPQ research and findings, worth 20% of their overall grade. The Extended Project Qualification allows students to develop skills in preparation for university such as organisation, essay writing, while building knowledge on new softwares. Interesting topics ranged from 'Can I design a cost-effective earthquake resistant structure that could be used in Taiwan and save lives?' to 'To what extent does genetic diversity or other factors affect how prone a species is to transmissable cancers?'

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The U14 Girls' Hockey team qualified for the quarter finals in a county tournament played at Plymouth Marjon during half term. The U14's played some great hockey beating South Dartmoor Community College (4-0) and St Peters (5-0), but narrowly missing out to the likes of Plymouth College (1-0) and Blundell's School (2-0). Special mention to Year 7, Eden R who scored a hatrick against St Peters.

The team were beaten in the quarter finals in what was a very close game against Exeter School (1-0).

Well done to the squad!

More photos are available on our Facebook page.

Thursday 25 October

Fireworks Night

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The school is looking forward to hosting Fireworks on Friday 2nd November - what promises to be a fantastic display organised by the Parents' Association. Tickets at £8pp are available to purchase from Ticket Source and are selling fast, so to avoid disappointment, get in there quick!